Leading Dudley-based fire product specialist, Bryland Fire Protection, has seen turnover increase by 33% thanks to a string of new contracts with data centres across the UK and Europe.
Bryland Fire Protection has built a new niche for itself in supplying fire suppression systems that are protecting information for the likes of the MoD, major financial institutions and online shopping channels.
The company has seen turnover rise from £6.5m to £9.2m in just 12 months, with its first export orders secured and bringing in an additional £1m in revenue.
Backed by support from the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), expansion has been achieved after the management team adopted a ‘Sirus Business Transformation’ process that focused on developing strategic relationships, building the brand and increasing market share in core sectors.
Bryland Fire Protection, which employs 54 people at its three locations across the country, has also introduced a new approach to the retention and recruitment of skilled staff, placing people at the heart of its business and the way it deals with customers.
Started by Rowland Turned in 1966 with just two employees, Bryland offers customers fire protection and services, ranging from fire suppression systems and fire alarms to room integrity testing and the supply of highly sensitive smoke detectors.
It operates from an extensive facility on Pear Tree Lane in Dudley and two recently opened satellite offices in Farnborough and Colne, providing complete nationwide coverage.
According to Graham Turner, son of Rowland: “We have significant expertise in selecting the right suppression systems and designing a bespoke solution for installation, maintenance and ongoing servicing.
“In fact, we have just been named as the DCS (Data Centre Solutions) Physical Security and Fire Suppression Product of the Year 2017 for a recent project we have completed at a key confidential Data Centre in the UK.”
In addition to new contracts to supply data centres, the company has also seen an increase in demand for its online fire training courses as a cost-effective way for clients to deploy and track their fire safety and general health & safety training.